Pretzel Dogs via Auntie Anne’s At-Home Baking Kit

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I recently received an Auntie Anne’s At-Home Baking Kit for review purposes.  I was not familiar with this product prior to my review.  Sure, I had heard of Auntie Anne’s the yummy pretzel maker located in my local mall, but I had no idea I could potentially make my own in the comfort of my home.  The pretzels always smell divine whenever I am near them, so I knew I was in for a treat.

After careful consideration I decided to make Pretzel Dogs with my kit.  My thought was to make a fun and different Sunday afternoon lunch for my boys.  Prior to reading the instructions I was under the assumption that I would have to rise the dough for at least an hour,  since there is yeast included.  I was pleasantly surprised to find that the dough for my dogs only required 30 minutes of rise time.

If you own an electric mixer preparing the dough is a breeze.  Of course if you don’t have a mixer there is quite a bit of kneading involved.  Luckily I own one of those large Kitchen Aid mixers and it made quick work of my project.

1. I dissolved the contents (this was included in the kit) of 1 yeast packet in 1 1/4 cups lukewarm tap water.

2. Add 1 dough mix to yeast/water mixture.  This was also included in the kit.

3. Then I was ready to mix the dough using the dough hook attachment on my mixer.  Here it is in action.

4. Once the dough is mixed and in ball form place it in a warm sport for 30 minutes to rise.

After 30 minutes it is time to make pretzel dogs!

I had fun rolling out strips of dough to wrap around the dogs.  To get an accurate measurement I even used a ruler, but it really isn’t hard!

My kids were busy playing during this time, but this would be a great step to involve your children.

After turning the dough into strips I wrapped them around the hot dogs.  I actually used Johnsonville Cheddar Betters (they are so yummy!)

Then the dogs need a baking soda bath.  This step might seem strange, but it is important to ensure adequate browning.

After draining off excess solution on a towel and spraying a cooking sheet, my pretzel dogs are ready for the oven!

After approximately 10 minutes later…

I brushed the pretzels with melted butter and sprinkled the included salt on the top.  The kit also included a cinnamon/sugar mixture, but I did not use that save for the one lone pretzel I made.

The results?  Fabulous, if I do say so myself!

The pretzel dogs were very tasty.  I would definitely make them again.  They were a hit with everyone in our home, adults and kids!

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I received the following product for review purposes, I was not compensated for this post, all opinions are my own.

Comments

  1. Deborah Rosen says

    Based on your review (and yummy looking pics), I’m going to look for this next time we go to Walmart.

  2. Thanks for the comment Deborah! They were yummy, I hope you enjoy them:)

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